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Bill Maher Urges Democrats To Drop Biden At DNC Event On ‘Real Time’

Last
night
on

HBO
‘s


Real
Time
with
Bill
Maher
,
the
host
urged
Democrats
to
consider
dropping
President

Joe
Biden

as
the
party’s
2024
presidential
candidate
at
the

Democratic
National
Convention

this
summer.

Maher
added
that
it’s
likely
the
only
way
they
can
beat
former
President

Donald
Trump

and
maintain
control
of
the
White
House.

This
week,
Biden
held
a
press
conference
in
response
to
Trump-appointed
Special
Counsel
Robert
Hur’s
findings
from
his
criminal
investigation
into
Biden’s
handling
of
classified
documents.
His
report
concluded
that
Biden
will
not
be
charged
even
though
he
“willfully
retained
and
disclosed
classified
materials.”

Hur
spent
a
large
portion
of
the
document
arguing
that
one
of
the
main
reasons
charges
should
not
be
brought
was
that
Biden
is
showing
strong
signs
of
cognitive
decline.

The
report
concluded
that
any
potential
jury
would
view
Biden
as
“a
sympathetic,
well-meaning,
elderly
man
with
a
poor
memory.”

Biden
lashed
out
at
reporters
at
the
event
who
asked
about
voters’
concerns
about
his
age
and
the
White
House
has
called
the
report
a
political
stunt.

Maher
touched
on
the
topic
saying,
“I
said
he
was
going
to
be
the
Ruth
Bader
Ginsburg
of
presidential
politics…
He
stayed
too
long
at
the
fair.”

“Bubbling
up
this
week…
he
won’t
do
the
Super
Bowl
interview,
which
is
not
a
hard
one,
mixing
up
all
the
world
leaders
and
then
this
report
that
came
out,”
he
said
during
his
opening
monologue
(which
you
can
watch
above),
later
adding:
“Republicans
are
brilliant
at
using
this.
This
is
a
little
bit
like
the
Comey
letter,
a
little
like
the
Starr
report.”

Maher
mentioned
that
Biden
has
previously
referred
to
himself
as
a
transitional
leader
for
Democrats
to
usher
in
the
next
generation
of
leaders
for
the
party.

“He
said
‘I
see
myself
as
a
bridge’
that’s
collapsing,”
said
Maher.
“‘I
see
myself
as
a
bridge.’
I
read
that
as
one
term.
And
I
guess
the
question
now
is,
is
it
too
late?
And
I
don’t
think
it
is
because
I
still
think
you
can
do
it
at
the
convention.
People
have
said
to
me,
‘Oh,
that’s
ridiculous.
They’ll
look
like-‘
They’ll
look
like
nothing.
Nobody
gives
a
f—
what
they
do
at
the
convention.”

“You
can
switch
him
out
at
the
convention…
If
a
guy
says
‘I
can’t
run,’
then
you
have
to
do
it,”
Maher
continued.
“Then
it
has
to
be
somebody
else.
Then
it’s
an
open
convention.
We’ve
had
open
conventions
many
times…
They
make
it
up
as
they
go
along
anyway.
It’s
politics.”

You
can
watch
the
clip
below
and
catch
new
episodes
of

Real
Time
with
Bill
Maher

on
Fridays
at
10
p.m.
ET
on
HBO
&
streaming
on

Max
.

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